Archive for Thursday, June 21, 2012

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School diplomas once deferred now conferred
11:51 p.m., June 21, 2012 Updated 11:51 p.m.
For people like Rashad Marshall and his mother, Dana, Thursday was a night of triumph. Marshall, 21, was one of 109 graduates who received diplomas from the Adult Learning Center.
Joshua Walker convicted of raping 5-year-old Eudora girl
05:58 p.m., June 21, 2012 Updated 06:16 p.m.
A Douglas County jury on Thursday convicted a 27-year-old of raping and molesting a 5-year-old girl in Eudora in 2010 and 2011.
Regents applaud plan to ensure more credits transfer among Kansas colleges
June 21, 2012
The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved 17 general education courses that will transfer among the 32 institutions of public higher education in the state.
Regents support additional space in KU engineering classroom building
June 21, 2012
The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday supported increasing the expansion of the Kansas University School of Engineering.
Illinois mother in local abuse case says she was just as much a victim as the children
June 21, 2012
An attorney for a suburban Chicago woman accused in a Lawrence child abuse case after her children were found bound and blindfolded implicated her client’s husband on Thursday as the culprit in the case.
Survey finds new Kansas prairie chicken grounds
June 21, 2012
A new aerial survey of Kansas has revealed new breeding grounds for the lesser prairie chicken as the bird’s habitat appears to be moving north.
Kansas receives $560K from settlement with AIG
June 21, 2012
Kansas has received more than $560,000 from a multistate settlement with insurance company American International Group Inc.
Town Talk: Plans for new Kwik Shop at 19th and Mass. may change; Bowersock warns of dam dangers for fishermen; perhaps hope remains for city’s small curbside recyclers
June 21, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Our Town Sports for June 21
June 21, 2012
Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450.
‘Water baby’ indeed: Former LHS swimming star to compete in Olympic trials
June 21, 2012
Ann Reaney remembers well the day she took baby Emma home from the hospital.
County leaders hear plan to spruce up fairgrounds
June 21, 2012
A more than $3 million plan to renovate the Douglas County Fairgrounds has the County Commission’s “enthusiastic support” but won’t be going forward, at least not until further budget considerations are made and plan-supporters can provide more detailed information on maintenance and financing options as well as operational costs if the plan were approved.
Topeka man injured in early morning Turnpike crash
June 21, 2012
A 58-year-old Topeka man was injured in an accident Thursday morning on the Kansas Turnpike near the Lecompton interchange when he swerved to miss a deer.
Heard on the Hill: Most KU custodial staff will change to work night shifts in new zone-based system; KU men’s basketball team outperforming rivals in the classroom
June 21, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
So long, Chicago: Collins relocating to town
June 21, 2012
Former Kansas University point guard Sherron Collins, who has been rehabilitating a sprained knee that sidelined him at the end of the 2011-12 Turkish Basketball League season, has decided to relocate from Chicago to Lawrence to get in what he hopes will be the best shape of his life.
Little libraries’ put books up for sharing
June 21, 2012
Darcy Schild is a book person. And book people, she says, like to share.
Historic hall
Liberty Hall’s 100-year history in Lawrence certainly is worthy of celebration.
June 21, 2012
The building now known as Liberty Hall has seen a lot of Lawrence history — 100 years of Lawrence history, to be exact. The celebration of that milestone is an appropriate time to reflect on the role a building, and the people who build and preserve it, can play in a community.
King’s question not foolish
June 21, 2012 in print edition on A8
There was always something hapless about Rodney King. He entered the nation’s consciousness — and its conscience — as a shambling drunk, an unemployed black construction worker who tried to outrun L.A. police rather than be arrested for drunken driving. The result was a police beating, surreptitiously captured on video, so profoundly vicious that the chief of police himself said it made him sick. In 1992, when a suburban jury, conspicuously bleached of black jurors, acquitted four white police officers of any crime, the City of Angels went to hell, erupting in one of the worst urban riots in modern American history.
‘Beach Boys’ rode California wave
June 21, 2012 in print edition on A8
Three hours before showtime, Brian Wilson says: “There is no Rhonda.” Sitting backstage, gathering strength for the evening’s 48-song, 150-minute concert, Wilson was not asked about her, he just volunteered this fact. The other members of the Beach Boys seem mildly surprised to learn that the 1965 song “Help Me, Rhonda” was about no one in particular.
25 years ago: Thousands of Lawrence phones knocked out for an hour
June 21, 2012
“We’re totally at the mercy of technology now.”
40 years ago: Downtown excavations reveal deteriorating water pipe connections
June 21, 2012
The intersection of Ninth and Massachusetts was the busy spot for construction this week.
100 years ago: County assessor reports latest numbers on parks, trees, gardens, cemeteries
June 21, 2012
“… Vegetable gardens, 320 acres; fruit trees of fruit-bearing age, 159,971; cemeteries, 166 1/2 acres.”
Horoscope for June 21
June 21, 2012
For Thursday, June 21: This year you choose to walk away from negativity, as it could impact your personal or domestic life. If you are single, you might meet someone quite special in several months. If you are attached, spend more one-on-one time together.
It’s a special night for Bieber
June 21, 2012
Justin Bieber gets his first network special, “Justin Bieber: All Around the World” (7 p.m., NBC). The teenage Canadian singer, discovered on YouTube and mentored by Usher, will wear a special “Justin-cam” to reveal how life unfolds from his celebrated perspective.